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Evaluation of Social Interaction (ESI) Certification Course

The ESI is an observational assessment of a person's quality of social interaction during natural social exchanges with typical social partners. This certification course is being taught by the assessment's creator, Anne G. Fisher. Dr. Fisher received the 1998 Eleanor Clark Slagle lectureship and in 2017, the American Occupational Therapy Association identified her as one of the 100 influential persons in occupational therapy's 100 year history.

The Evaluation of Social Interaction is a valid and reliable assessment:
· For clients 2½ years and above, including older adults.
· Appropriate for people of any diagnosis (including well or at risk).

By the end of an ESI training course, participants will be able to:
· Administer and score the ESI in a valid and reliable way.
· Interpret ESI results, including computer-generate reports.
· Write occupation-focused documentation using the ESI skill item taxonomy.
· Document occupation-centered client goals.
· Design occupation-centered interventions using ESI results.
· Compare two ESI observation results to measure change over time.

Date/time: January 10 - 12, 2018 (Wednesday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 5 PM)

Location: Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado

Cost: $795 for OTs and $635 for OT Students

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From the Nebraska RA

Dear AOTA Members of Nebraska,

The Representative Assembly, the professional standards and policy setting body of AOTA, recently conducted business during a Spring meeting. For information on the outcomes of that meeting, please read the meeting summary located on the AOTA website at

As your AOTA representative, I invite you to become engaged in the work of the Assembly by working with me to propose professional standards or policy motions within the purview of the RA or by seeking opportunities to become a member of the RA in an upcoming election.

It is my pleasure to serve as your AOTA representative and I am happy to assist you in answering any questions you might have about the work of the RA and how we can work together to support the profession.


Melissa Kimmerling, EdD, MOT, OTR/L
Nebraska Representative




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Dry Needling- Attorney General Opinion

Courtney Phillips, CEO of the Department of Health and Human Services, recently requested an Attorney General Opinion on whether dry needling is within the scope of practice of physical therapy, occupational therapy, or athletic training in Nebraska. Please see the links below for information on the Attorney General Opinion regarding dry needling that was received on July 11, 2016.  This Attorney General Opinion is available on the Attorney General's website and on the DHHS Licensure Unit website at the links below.


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